We are currently using a loud fan on a high setting as a sort of white noise machine as we live in central london and it is noisy ruond the clock. It works really well, but it is cold now!
A friend has a water fountain thing in her son's room for the same reason - lovely, but not practical for me. Another friend I saw today has a nature sounds machine which I heard briefly while her son napped and it seemed nice.
So, does anyone have one of these or something that does white noise? Can you reommend it?
Sorry, forgot about this thread! We used to have it on the waves noise -- it's an actual sound of waves crashing. No problems with the volume, in fact we had it on very low as it sounds very loud in a quiet bedroom at night!
Why don't you order one online and see if you like it -- under the Distance Selling Regulations you can return it within 7 days and get a full refund (as long as in the original packaging etc) for any reason.